Sunday, May 13, 2007

And the winner is...

The 52nd Eurovision Song Contest, held in Helsinki, Finland, is now over. This year's winner is Marija Serifovic from Serbia, who sang Molitva (Prayer), a truly beautiful love song. It was a powerful performance on the night, low on gimmicks and sang entirely in Serbian - a rarity these days when most countries opt for the safety net of English lyrics. Marija proved that Eurovision isn't just about high impact dance routines and glamorous outfits, and that a well-sung ballad can reach the top. I'm delighted with the result, as Molitva was one of my favourite songs this year.

Serbia were given the sought-after douze points by:


It was also voted by every other country, except Andorra, Estonia, Lithuania and Turkey, totalling 268 points.

Congratulations, Marija! Well done, Serbia!

Belgrade here we come :-)

This is the actual performance from the night:

Ukraine came second with 235 points and a performace which couldn't be further removed from Serbia's if they tried. Comes to show that there's room for everyone on Eurovision ;-)


Shionge said...

Hey thank you for sharing and yes, I heard some news about this on the radio this morning :D

ShadowFalcon said...

The only thing that makes Eurovision worth while is Terry Wagon;s commentary!

Karen said...

I'm so glad you posted the performance! Thanks for sharing, it was indeed beautiful.

Tinsie said...

@ Shionge: You heard about Eurovision in Singapore? WOW! I'm impressed :-)

@ Shadowfalcon: Ahem. Not sure how to put this. Let's just say I'm not overly keen on Sir Terry.

@ Karen: Glad you liked it. It's a beautiful song.

Marg, the Sal. said...

That person in the middle of the picture with the Ukrainians reminds me of La Cage Au Folles, for some reason...

Tinsie said...

That's Verka Serduchka, the lead singer. She's a character played by Andriy Mykhailovych Danylko, a (male) Ukrainian comedian and pop singer who's apparently very well known in the Baltic counties. His performance on Eurovision was one of the funniest things I've ever watched - we were in stitches throughout. See if you can find it on Youtube or something, it's really worth watching for the sheer entertainment factor.

Adrian said...

I've just found your blog and I'm loving it. Hurrah for Marija, it's a powerhouse of a song. And hurrah for Verka, the bonkers old wench.

Tinsie said...

Hi Adrian, thanks for stopping by! Sorry I didn't reply earlier, I've only just seen your comment.